NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$77.25 -1.06 (-1.35 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$78.31
Today's Range$76.78 - $78.76
52-Week Range$68.09 - $90.96
Volume97,900 shs
Average Volume88,393 shs
Market Capitalization$1.78 billion
P/E Ratio16.61
Dividend Yield1.27%
Beta1.14
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNYSE:SCL
Previous Symbol
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.34
Current Ratio2.49
Quick Ratio1.90

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio16.61
Forward P/E Ratio16.68
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.93 billion
Price / Sales0.90
Cash Flow$8.1487 per share
Price / Cash Flow9.48
Book Value$32.90 per share
Price / Book2.35

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.65
Net Income$91.57 million
Net Margins4.78%
Return on Equity15.02%
Return on Assets7.78%

Miscellaneous

Employees2,096
Outstanding Shares22,520,000
Market Cap$1.78 billion
OptionableOptionable

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. This is a boost from Stepan's previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. View Stepan's Dividend History.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The basic materials company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.11. The basic materials company earned $508 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $504.20 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 15.02% and a net margin of 4.78%. Stepan's revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.92 EPS. View Stepan's Earnings History.

When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Stepan's shares. Their predictions range from $27.00 to $95.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's stock price to reach $72.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Stepan.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Stepan.

Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about SCL stock has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a coverage optimism score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 54)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 48)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 56)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 45)

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.86%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.89%), Vanguard Group Inc (9.89%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.86%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.85%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.45%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Michael Ross Boyce, Robert Victor Slone and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Renaissance Technologies LLC and LSV Asset Management. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale and Robert Victor Slone. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

Which institutional investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matarin Capital Management LLC, Walthausen & Co. LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., BlackRock Inc., Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.25.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion and generates $1.93 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $91.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.65 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,096 workers across the globe.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is http://www.stepan.com.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  167 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  244 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  411
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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